"Stephen P. Paschall" wrote:
> Anyone know why question marks contained in strings I'm storing to varchars
> and blobs sometimes (often, but not consistently) get transformed into
> 'NULL'? I.E., I call
> "UPDATE 1999candidates_electdb SET descrip = \"$cand_info\""
That's not using question marks, isn't it?
First of all, you should *never* use the above code for inserting blobs.
What if the blob contains double quotes? (It almost certainly will!)
Either use $dbh->quote() or the question marks.
With $dbh->quote and the question marks, there's a single possibility
of getting NULL inserted: You are passing a value of undef. Thus I am
99% sure you are doing something wrong. I cannot guess what, without
looking at the code, though.
Jochen Wiedmann joe@stripped
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